McIver’s Ladies Baths: Sydney pool cops heat for transgender rule

A popular women’s only pool in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is facing a backlash after saying that transgender customers would only be allowed in if they’ve had gender reassignment surgery.

However, there appeared to be some support for the pool management amid a wave of criticism.

“Thank you for upholding the rights of women and girls,” one commenter wrote.

“Many thanks McIver’s. Women and girls value the opportunity to have spaces that are for women and girls only. These spaces are rare and it hurts no one,” added another.

Only women and children are allowed into the baths.

Source: McIver’s Ladies Baths: Sydney pool cops heat for transgender rule

Research Studies Confirm Trans Athletes Have Advantages Over Women | Women Are Human

Research studies are consistently confirming that testosterone suppression does not remove male performance advantage over females in sports. A new study in Sports Medicine reviewed the evidence to date, and concluded: “Longitudinal studies examining the effects of testosterone suppression on muscle mass and strength in transgender women consistently show very modest changes, where the loss […]

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Major new cultural project to honour Scottish women persecuted as witches | The Scotsman

Women persecuted for witchcraft crimes in Scotland hundreds of years ago are set to be honoured in a major new cultural project being developed by two of Scotland’s leading traditional musicians.

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State mandates payment for children’s breast removal – Family & Society – WORLD

As a child, Erin Brewer would have had her healthy breasts amputated if presented with the opportunity to fulfill her strong desire to be a boy. Instead, she said, a school psychologist helped her come to terms with her gender. Now, she is grateful to have nursed her three children.

Source: State mandates payment for children’s breast removal – Family & Society – WORLD

Rowan Atkinson says cancel culture is a ‘medieval mob looking for someone to burn’

The star of Blackadder and Mr Bean says online witch hunts are creating a simplistic, binary view of society.

The actor and presenter said he was passionate about free speech, adding: “It defends our liberty, and I’m very unhappy with the idea that, just because someone is offended by what I say, I shouldn’t be allowed to say it.”

Source: Rowan Atkinson says cancel culture is a ‘medieval mob looking for someone to burn’

#120 Susan Hawthorne – Vortex: the Crisis of Patriarchy — FiLiA

Susan Hawthorne explains the key ideas in Vortex, the running theme in the book of the myth of Cassandra and Trojan horses, how growing up in Australia has affected her work and why she asks readers whether we care about the safety of lesbians.

Source: #120 Susan Hawthorne – Vortex: the Crisis of Patriarchy — FiLiA